There are still things that need to be answered before we can give you a correct response. First, does your employer subscribe to the Texas workers compensation system? Next, were you injured in a public area or an area controlled by your employer? I know you stated that you were not on the floor leased by your employer, but there are areas such as tenant only parking etc...
You need to report this as a workers compensation claims right away. Additionally, you may have a third party...
You need to consult with an attorney to find out if your employer is a subscriber or non-subscriber to the Texas workers compensation system. Once you find out the attorney can help you plan how to handle your claim.
It sounds like you might have a serious injury. You need proper medical testing and treatment to help with your recovery. An experienced attorney will help in selecting proper medical care.
I agree with the above response. Federal Workers Compensation claims are handled very differently from any state claims. There are not a lot of attorneys who handle Federal claims. My advice is that you consult with one as soon as possible.
You are required to dispute the impairment rating within 90 days of receiving it by verifiable means. However, there are exceptions to this rule (ie an un diagnosed condition, improper or inadiquate treatment, etc). You need to get an experienced attorney to help you with this right away.
There are some good attorneys in your area. If you have any questions or need help on how to proceed, call my Dallas office at(214)357-1782.
If you employer is a subscriber, your injuries should be covered under the Access Doctrine and you need to turn in a first report of injury. If your employer is a non-subscriber, you may have a claim against them if they put you in a dangerous position through their negligence.
I agree that you need to at least consult with an attorney to find out what type of insurance your employer maintained. You also need to be examined by a medical provider.
What type of doctor provided your impairment rating? If it was a designated doctor, the insurance carrier must pay per the doctor's findings. If it came from a treating doctor, a treating doctor referral or a carrier selected doctor, they may dispute it by requesting a designated doctor.
You are asking about a situation where the insurance carrier is claiming an over payment of Temporary Income Benefits. The carrier may be entitled to reimbursement for an over payment, but this has...
You have not provided us enough information to provide a proper answer. Were you working under a US government contract or was it completely private? Were you recruited in the United States or abroad?
We need to understand to know what laws to apply (ie Defense Base Act, Long Shores-man, etc.).
Your employer is a nonsubscriber to the Texas system. Your lawyer would likely have the best idea what the case is worth. There are many factors to consider ie did the employe's negligence cause your accident, do they have insurance or are they uninsured, etc?
If you have questions, sit down with your attorney and go over them.